Emergency Assistance

The Bates Tech Foundation Student Success Fund provides support to students who are most at risk of abandoning their education because of financial hardship.  The fund is designed to meet specific needs directly or indirectly related to a student’s successful progression through the college. It is available to students who have exhausted all other forms of assistance.

The maximum Foundation award is $350, once every academic school year, and can be used for essential needs such as utility bills, transportation, child care, groceries, and other expenses that may be a barrier to completion. Emergency assistance is awarded to the student’s selected refund preference with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.

Requirements to be eligible for emergency assistance:

Students must:

  • Be registered in the current quarter
  • Enrolled in at least their second consecutive quarter
  • In good standing as verified by their instructor and unofficial transcript
  • Have unmet need as confirmed by the Financial Aid office
  • Have a FASFA or WASFA on file in the Financial Aid office

Emergency assistance is not intended to pay for tuition, exams, books, tools or supplies. If you need assistance with those expenses, please apply for Foundation quarterly scholarships.

Apply for Foundation Emergency Assistance here

Please read the directions carefully and fill out the application completely.

If you need assistance, please contact Michael Cabrera, Foundation Manager, at 253.680.7160 or michael.cabrera@Batestech.edu.

You can find information about the college’s Financial Aid Student Emergency Assistance here.

Residents of Pierce County can learn more about the Pierce County Human Services funding options below.